2009 Audi A3 vs. 2003 Audi A6

To start off, 2009 Audi A3 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Audi A6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Audi A6 would be higher. At 2,698 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Audi A3 (197 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 2003 Audi A6. (178 HP @ 3300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Audi A3 should accelerate faster than 2003 Audi A6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Audi A6 weights approximately 665 kg more than 2009 Audi A3.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2003 Audi A6 (370 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 90 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Audi A3. (280 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2003 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Audi A3. 2009 Audi A3 has automatic transmission and 2003 Audi A6 has manual transmission. 2003 Audi A6 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Audi A3 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi A3 2003 Audi A6
Make Audi Audi
Model A3 A6
Year Released 2009 2003
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 2698 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 178 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 3300 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 1400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.6 mm 83.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 83.1 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 17.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1030 kg 1695 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4940 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2850 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.7 L/100km 7.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 70 L


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